Laser plus topical treatment reduces plaque psoriasis in study

03/18/2014 |

Treatment with an excimer laser combined with topical clobetasol spray and calcitriol ointment effectively treated patients with moderate to severe generalized psoriasis in a study reported in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment. Patients were treated two times a week with a 308-nm excimer laser and two times a day with clobetasol propionate spray followed by calcitriol ointment. After 12 weeks, more than half achieved full or nearly full clearance, and 76% had at least a 75% reduction in psoriasis area and severity.

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